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Oscar Pistorius bail hearing adjourned

Oscar Pistorius in court today Credit: Reuters

Magistrate Desmond Nair has adjourned the bail hearing of Oscar Pistorius for "a few minutes" and the athlete has left the courtroom.

In a summary lasting more than an hour and covering a brief history of bail in South Africa, he said:

"The issue of bail is not guilt, but determining whether it is in the interest of justice that the person be released."

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